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Apply now Job no: 247653-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

This position will be responsible for providing data set results to Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) submitters using an HPLC and a GC instrument that run on 24/7 basis within the Wisconsin Energy Institute laboratory space. The lab is a dedicated service lab that supports Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) departments. The individual hired must be able to work independently as well as with team members and troubleshoot and fix HPLC and GC issues and follow all GLBRC protocols. Communication among team members is required.

This position offers a great opportunity to learn and grow your skill set as part of a knowledgeable team in a great research environment. Technical skills training and the operation of new instrumentation and equipment will be provided as needed.

The Wisconsin Energy Institute is helping to solve one of the most critical challenges of our time: the transition toward new, cleaner energy systems and solutions. WEI is led by scientists and engineers committed to making major breakthroughs in the way we source and use energy. Specifically, WEI seeks to: 1) foster collaborative energy projects across sectors and disciplines, 2) prepare energy leaders of today and tomorrow, and 3) enhance public understanding of energy issues. Within the Wisconsin Energy Institute is the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, a U.S. Department of Energy-funded Bioenergy Research Center led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The mission is to create biofuels and bioproducts that are economically viable and environmentally sustainable while reducing society's dependence on fossil fuels.

Primary duties will include, but are not limited to:
*Operating a GC/MS and HPLC instrument
*Preparing HPLC mobile phase as needed
*Preparing Standards, QC samples and client's samples
*Maintaining sample priority queue, including accommodation of high priority sample sets
*Coordinating sequence tables for the running of multiple sets across both instruments
*Calculating standard calibration curves, checking integration of peaks and correcting if necessary, and analyzing samples using a calibration curve
*Assisting with method development for GC and HPLC
*Preparing sample results in Excel spreadsheets
*Assisting with GC-MS and HPLC maintenance, including replacement of column, septum, liner, and syringes for the required instrument.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

About the Job:

Research Technician (RE038)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor of Science degree required. Coursework in chemistry or biological sciences preferred.


Minimum number of 1 year of relevant work experience. Hands-on experience with an HPLC and GC instrument preferred.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Information:

Ability to work independently required; must be self-motivated, dependable, have a good work ethic. Must be available to work an occasional weekend.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Work Schedule:

Standard business hours with flexibility. Must be available to work an occasional weekend.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, click the Apply Now button (, search for 247653). Applicants will be prompted to upload a cover letter and resume. Cover letters should highlight experience, knowledge and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.


Emily Hickey
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Research Technician(RE038)

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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